Destination guide

A Kiama vacation blows the competition out of the water

Best known for its dramatic coastal blowholes, Kiama's got a lot more going for it than just exhibitionist sea caves. Fancy a coastal bike ride? A rainforest hike? A mountain drive? How about catching the big waves on the surf beaches, or getting wet and wild in a waterpark? Whatever your preference, Kiama vacation rentals will serve it up on a plate. And that's before we even get onto the town itself. Just a couple of hours' drive from Sydney, it's full of historic buildings, cute galleries and shops, and has some of the friendliest pelicans you'll find anywhere about.

Things to do

There she blows! It's Kiama's major attraction

With Kiama vacation rentals, you might just be in for a soaking. Ask anyone what the biggest draw in these parts is, and chances are they'll tell you it's the Kiama Blowhole – a sea cave that sends jets of water shooting 25 metres into the air. It's got a baby sister too, known as Little Blowhole. To learn more about the history of this spectacular stretch of coast, head to the Pilot's Cottage Museum, next to the old Kiama lighthouse. And if you didn't get wet enough at the blowhole, then check out the water park at Jamberoo Action Park.

Activities

Kiama's gonna give you on a surfin' safari...

Rashies at the ready, because Kiama's surfing beaches are up there with the best of them. And with Kiama vacation rentals, the activities on dry land are pretty tempting too. For the real jungle experience, head up to Budderoo National Park, where you can pretend you're Indiana Jones as you explore the waterfalls, boardwalks and suspension bridges of Minnamurra Rainforest. Mountain bikers will want to get their wheels rolling down the coastal cycle path to Cathedral Rocks, while for world-beating views of the surrounding countryside, take a hike or a scenic drive up to the Saddleback Mountain lookout.

Weather

Blowhole catch you out? Don't worry, you'll soon dry off

Kiama's got the sort of climate that'll look after you all year round. Summers are hot, but that fresh coastal air means the heat rarely gets too overpowering. Also, perhaps you've heard there are some blowholes around that will be happy to cool you off with a dousing. Come winter, temperatures remain pretty mild, and it might be a good time to get your boots on and explore the hiking trails. Spring tends to be the driest time of year, while if you're looking for a bit of tropical authenticity, you could hit those rainforest walkways in the slightly wetter autumn.

Natural highlights

More natural wonders than you can fit in a pelican's bill

When it comes to landscapes, Kiama vacation rentals like to tick a lot of boxes. You've got surf beaches down by the ocean, rugged coast formations at Cathedral Rocks, mountain views from Saddleback, and spectacular waterfalls in the rainforest over at Budderoo National Park. Then of course there are the blowholes – sea caves that send up great fountains of spray when the waves hit them right. It all adds up to something a bit special. There's even a little gang of avian celebrities, in the form of the greedy pelicans that often hang around the harbour.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Kiama

The nearest airport is in Wollongong, NSW (WOL-Illawarra Regional), located 8.4 mi (13.6 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), which is 53.7 mi (86.5 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Kiama Station.

Where to stay near Kiama?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 493 holiday rentals near Kiama. From 311 Houses to 104 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kiama for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Kiama?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Kiama. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Kiama Surf Beach: 1,019 holiday rentals
  • Kiama Blowhole: 979 holiday rentals
  • Little Blow Hole: 1,010 holiday rentals
  • Kiama Leagues Club: 1,013 holiday rentals
  • Pilots Cottage Museum: 989 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kiama listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kiama?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 311 Houses in Kiama. Our other popular types of Kiama holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 104 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 31 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 31 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Kiama?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 67 holiday homes with pool available in Kiama. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.